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Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room

The Lucretia Little History Room is dedicated to illuminating the unique and vibrant history of Mill Valley and making this history accessible to people of all ages and interests. We accomplish this by collecting, preserving, and promoting materials of enduring value pertaining to people, places, and events associated with Mill Valley and a few select nearby areas, such as Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods, that are an essential part of Mill Valley’s historic heritage.

The History Room and the Mill Valley Historical Society have shared a close relationship since their respective foundings in 1977. Since its opening, the Lucretia Little History Room has operated under the jurisdiction of the Mill Valley Public Library and the City of Mill Valley, and its collection is owned by the Library. The Historical Society is a separate nonprofit organization which is not governed by the City. The Historical Society and the Library collaborate in many areas, including on exhibitions, the Mill Valley Oral History Program, and the First Wednesday lecture series. The Historical Society provides valued funding and membership resources to support the History Room’s projects, while the Library provides research support for the Historical Society’s programs and publications, from its annual History Walk to the Mill Valley Historical Review.

Contact Information:

Mill Valley Public Library
Lucretia Little History Room
375 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Telephone: (415) 389-4292
Email: hist@cityofmillvalley.org

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Description : Charles Harding, Jack Wagner, George Warnache, Charles Clapp (field engineer in charge), and John Burt (surveyor, with pipe) in front of the Tamalpais Land & Water Company. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5 x 8 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.129 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Group portraits
Description : The front of the postcard depicts a scene of Mill Valley, with several residences and a view of Mt. Tamalpais in the background. The caption at the top reads, "2017. Mill Valley and Mount Tamalpais, showing Crookedest Railroad, California." The back of the postcard contains a handwritten message addressed to a Mrs. Lynch of San Francisco. The publisher information is listed as, "Britton & Rey, lithographers, S.F. Publishers of Pictorial Post Cards." The...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mill Valley, Mt. Tamalpais
Description : Students and teacher posing outside of the school building. A circle has been drawn around the face of one of the students. "Mill Valley" is written on the upper-left matting. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (9.75 x 7.75 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.031 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Schools, Students, Summit School, Teachers
Description : Front of postcard depicts image of summit of Mt. Tamalpais with various roads as well as the Tavern of Tamalpais. Printed text to the right of the image reads, "Summit of Mt. Tamalpais, Cal. Showing Marin Exchange, U.S. Weather Bureau and Tavern of Tamalpais." The back of the postcard is addressed to a Miss Annie Schroeder of Alameda, and is postmarked 1906. Publisher information listed on the back is as follows: "M. Rieder, Publ., Los Angeles, Cal. and Leipzig. No....
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Marine Exchange, Mt. Tamalpais, Tavern of Tamalpais,...
Description : Front of postcard depicts Tavern of Tamalpais on the Summit of Mt. Tamalpais. The printed title of the postcard is given as "153 - Summit of Mt. Tamalpais, California." On the back of the postcard, there is a handwritten message addressed to Miss Angus Lenorehard of Glasgow, Scotland. Publisher information is given as "Edward H. Mitchell, publisher, San Francisco." Publisher closed in 1923. Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number :...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais, Tavern of Tamalpais
Description : Front of postcard depicts the Muir Inn. The back of the postcard contains a handwritten message and is addressed to a Mrs. F. A Yates of Hermiston, Oregon. The back of the postcard has a brief caption which reads, "Muir Inn, Muir Woods, Mt. Tamalpais, Cal." Publisher information is given as "published by the Polychrome Co., San Francisco." Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.041 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Architecture, Buildings, Muir Woods, Muir Woods Inn
Description : Front of postcard depicts pastoral view of a horse and carriage in the foreground, with a smattering of houses against the backdrop of Mt. Tamalpais. An Abbey can be seen amidst the houses. The title of the postcard is given as "The Abbey, Mill Valley, Cal." The back of the postcard is blank, with the publisher listed as, "M. Rieder, Publ. Los Angeles, Cal. No 5110. Made in Germany." Publisher closed in 1915. Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mill Valley, Mt. Tamalpais
Description : The Mill Valley Orchestra, posing with instruments, inside the Outdoor Art Club. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (7 x 9.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.131 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Group portraits, Orchestras
Description : Front of postcard depicts image of Mt. Tamalpais from Kentfield. The title of the postcard reads, "No. 410. Mt. Tamalpais from Kentfield, Marin County, California." There is a handwritten date of June 10, 1908 in the upper right-hand corner. On the back, the handwritten message has been peeled off. The postcard is addressed to a Mr. Richard J. Phair of Oakland, CA. Publisher info with "Weidner" can be made out, along with 61660. Publisher Chas. Weidner, SF;...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mill Valley, Mt. Tamalpais
Description : Front of postcard depicts the view of Mt. Tamalpais with a panorama of the San Francisco Bay Area and a view of the Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway double bow-knot. Text on the front of the postcard reads, "Panorama from the Bow Knot on Mt. Tamalpais, Sausalito, Belvedere, San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz and Angel Island can be seen." Faint handwritten message on the front. On the back of the postcard, the card is addressed to a Ray L. Fisher. Postmark stamped 1905....
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais, Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway,...
Description : Front of postcard depicts a view of the Double Bow Knot train track on Mt. Tamalpais, as well as the hills and peaks of Mill Valley, the San Francisco Bay, and the view of San Francisco in the far background. There is a handwritten message scrawled along multiple edges of the postcard and a printed caption which reads, "San Francisco Bay, Cliff House, Pacific Ocean, and City of San Francisco from summit of Mt. Tamalpais (1/2 mile high.) The "Bow Knot" on the Mt....
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Description : Advertisement for a two-day excursion on the Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, including meals and lodging, for $10. Source : 1 Page of 1: Clipping (2.3125 x 3.9375 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.033 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Excursions, Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway,...
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Description : William H. Wetterau, son of John Henry Wetterau, as a boy. Photograph was taken at John Harman's house. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (3.5 x 4.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.142 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Portraits
Description : Front of postcard depicts view of Mill Valley with several houses, set against the backdrop of Mt. Tamalpais. The title of the postcard reads, "198 - Mt. Tamalpais, from Mill Valley, California." The back of the postcard contains a handwritten message addressed to a Mrs. Grace Elmore. Publisher information listed as Edward H. Mitchell, SF. Company closed in 1923. Postmark stamped 1912. Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2015.039.006 Digitized by...
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by W. F. Bayley
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Description : Carte de visite photograph of the first Thomas Boileau Deffebach II, born June 4, 1869 and died December 9, 1876. There was a second child with the same name born after his death. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (2.5 x 4.125 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.078 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Front of postcard depicts image of Mt. Tamalpais. Caption printed on the right of the postcard reads, "Mt. Tamalpais, Cal. And the Tavern near the Summit on Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway." Back of postcard is left blank. Publisher M. Rieder, Los Angeles, Cal. Made in Germany. No. 3513. Company closed in 1915. Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.036 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais, Tavern of Tamalpais
Description : Front of postcard depicts a landscape view of Mt. Tamalpais, with the faint view of the Tavern of Tamalpais at the top. The caption for the postcard reads, "Mt. Tamalpais, Cal. And the Tavern near the Summit on the Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway." There is a handwritten message on the front. The back of the postcard contains a handwritten message addressed to Miss Beatrice French of Pacific Grove, CA. The publisher information is given as, "M. Rieder, Publ., Los...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mill Valley, Mt. Tamalpais
Description : Front of postcard depicts the town of Mill Valley with several houses and buildings, as well as a small network of roads, with Mt. Tamalpais in the background. There is part of a handwritten message scrawled across the bottom of the postcard. The printed title of the postcard is "Mt. Tamalpais." On the left, publisher information is listed as "E.P. Charlton & Co. San Francisco, Cal. The date is handwritten as 1904. The back of the postcard is addressed to a Mrs....
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Description : Members of the club pose in costumes; probably for their annual "Jinks." Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (13.875 x 5.375 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.046 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Clubs, Costumes, Organizations and clubs
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by Eduart and Cobb
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Description : Carte de Visite photograph of the second Thomas B. Deffebach II, as a child; he was born in 1880 and died in 1954. A brother with the same name died before he was born. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (2.5 x 4.125 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.081 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description :  Front of postcard depicts The Muir Inn with several people gathered around to admire the train. The caption at the top reads, "The Muir Inn at Muir Woods, National Park, Mt. Tamalpais, Marin County, California." The back of the postcard contains a handwritten message addressed to a Ms. Luella Kyto of San Luis Obispo. A brief caption printed on the back reads, "On the Road of a Thousand Wonders." Postmarked 1910. Publisher Newman Postcard Company. Source : 1...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Buildings, Muir Woods, Muir Woods Inn, Trains
Description : Canopy-covered coaches with passengers in front of North West Pacific Railroad Mill Valley Station. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph () Call Number : 2016.004.121 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, none
Description :  E. E. Wood, first principal of Tamalpais High School, holding his daughter Ernestine. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (3.5 x 4.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.145 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Babies, High school principals, Portraits
Description : Panoramic photograph of passengers, crew and train at the Double Bow Know . A second train can be seen above. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (33.75 x 6.5 in.) Call Number : MVU3005 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, panoramic, Photography, Railroads
Description : Front of postcard depicts a path winding under tall redwood trees. The printed caption at the bottom of the postcard reads, "In the redwood cannon Mt. Tamalpais." The back of the postcard contains a handwritten message addressed to a Miss Esther Boquest of San Francisco. Postcard is postmarked 1910. Print on the bottom of the back reads, "No. 716, Pacific Novelty Company, Publishers, San Francisco, Cal. Made in Germany." Correspondence to a Miss Esther Boquest...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais, Redwood trees, Redwoods--California
Description : Front of postcard depicts a view of the Summit of Mt. Tamalpais and the Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Scenic Railway tracks. The back of the postcard contains a handwritten message addressed to Miss Saide Byrne of San Francisco. The printed caption on the bottom of the back reads, "From West point on the Mt. Tamalpais Railway, showing The Crookedest Railway in the World winding its way. The Tavern of Mt. Tamalpais near the Summit in the Distance." Postmark stamp with date...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais, Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway,...
Description : Panoramic photograph of passengers, crew and train at the Double Bow Know . Photographs like these were taken for souvenirs for sightseers. Text in the lower left hand corner reads "Entering the Double Bow-Knot, halfway to the summit of Mt. Tamalpais, California above the Golden Gate on the 'crookedest railroad in the world.'" Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (9 x 36 in.) Call Number : MVU3010 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, panoramic, Photography, Railroads
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Description : Alyssa and Eleanor Warner, daughters of Dr. Alexander Warner. The Warners were early Mill Valley residents. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (3.5 x 5.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.138 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Portraits
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Description : Students posing outdoors. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (6.875 x 4.875 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.007 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Homestead School, Schools, Students
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Description :  Mrs. Anne Stolte and Virginia Stolte (later Virginia Spaulding). The Stolte family were early residents of Mill Valley. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (2.5 x 4.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.156 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Daughters, Mothers, Portraits
Description : Postcard depicting two separate images: one of the Mill Valley train depot with the caption, "Mill Valley, Calif." and one image of Mt. Tamalpais with the caption, "Mt. Tamalpais, Calif." Back of the postcard contains a handwritten message addressed to a Mr. Alrich Burmiester of Mesa Grande. The message is hand-dated as July 12, 1911. There is no publisher information given. Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.051 Digitized by...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mill Valley, Mill Valley Depot, Mt. Tamalpais
Description : Photograph of teacher and students of the first and second grade classes of the Summit School. Written on the back of the photograph: "Mill Valley Primary School first and Second Grades April 1918. Miss Avis Locey, teacher." There is also a schematic diagram identifying some of the students: [top row] _____ _____ Dora Brunini _____ _____ Howard Locey _____. [Middle row} Edgar Gerhardt _____ _____ ____ Charles Ferrarr _____ Elizabeth Reynolds _____ ______ _____ ____....
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Summit School, Schools, Students, Teachers
Description : Panoramic photograph of passengers, crew and train at the Double Bow Know . Photographs like these were taken for souvenirs for sightseers. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (6.5 x 28 in.) Call Number : MVU3006 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, panoramic, Photography, Railroads
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Description : Front of postcard depicts scene of Mt. Tamalpais in the background with the town and houses of Mill Valley in the foreground. The title printed on the front reads, "Mt. Tamalpais, Cal. Elevation 2592 feet, showing the line of the Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway." Back of the postcard is left blank. Publisher M. Rieder, Los Angeles; Cal. Made in Germany. No. 3516. Company closed in 1915. Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.035 Digitized by...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mill Valley, Mt. Tamalpais
Description : Business card for William J. "Bill" Osgood, "The Guide Who Talks", Passenger Director for the Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway. On verso is a photograph of a man under a giant redwood tree in Muir Woods. Source : 2 Pages of 2: Document (3.375 x 2.25 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.042 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, Railroads
Description : Students posed in front of screen with school banners hanging down. Banners read "M. V. S." Written on back of photograph: "Property of Mrs. John Burt." Post-it note accompanying photograph reads "Middle Row: left to right Teacher Belle Abraham, Petper Kantor -----> Doroghty Helmore last on left. Bottom Row: 1st on left: Cora Burt Bjorstrom. 2nd Camille Leger Folker 7th Elinor Burt." Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (13.875 x 9.125 in.) Call Number...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Schools, Students, Summit School, Teachers
Description : Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway Engine No. 4 at the summit of Mt. Tamalpais. Frank Clark is the engineer and Roy Graves, fireman, stands next to the tender. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (9.5 x 5.125 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.117 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Locomotives, Railroad engineers, Railroads
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Description : A baby, member of E. E. Wood's family, in a stroller. E. E. Wood was the first principal of Tamalpais High School. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (4 x 6.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.149 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Babies, Portraits
Description : Scenic view of Richardson Bay from Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway track. Section of railroad track is thought to be near the end of Summit Avenue in Mill Valley, California. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (6.875 x 4.75) Call Number : 2016.004.105 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Railroad tracks, Railroads
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by Jennings, Greg and Martin, Pete
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Description : A copy of an annual pass on the Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway for Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Preston, 1918. Printed on the back of a calling card for Pete Martin of Bolinas and Greg Jennings of Mill Valley, about Mount Tamalpais History. Source : 2 Pages of 2: Ticket (4 x 2.4375 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.035 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway, Railroads
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Description : Ernestine Wood, daughter of E. E. Wood, at age 9 months. E. E. Wood was the first principal of Tamalpais High School. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5.75 x 8.75 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.144 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Babies, Portraits
Description : Portrait of Ruth Boericke White, wife of Ralston White. The Boerickes and the Whites were early Mill Valley residents. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (7 x 11 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.133 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : The front of the postcard depicts a steam engine train on the Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Wood Scenic Railway. A printed caption on the front reads, "Tamalpais Scenic Ry. On the way to Mt. Tamalpais, Cal." The back of the postcard lists publisher information as, "M. Rieder, Publ., Los Angeles, Cal. No, 4002. Made in Germany." Company closed in 1915. Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.050 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Mt. Tamalpais, Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway,...
Description : Students and teacher posing next to the building. Names are written in pencil on the back of the photograph: "First row - left to right - [name obscured], Jack [portion of name obscured]artz, Frank Silva. 2nd row - Tony Santos, Harry Morton, Chistu (?) Robertson, Louis Richter, Kenneth Campbell, Ivan Kompf, Herman Domingos, Tony Perry, Jim Kennerson. 3rd row - Aurelia Domingos, Lucille, Santos, Elva Victorino, Eva Victorino, Thelma Stutzman, Belmeda Dias. 4th row - Marie...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Homestead School, Schools, Students, Teachers
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Description : Front of postcard depicts town of Mill Valley with Summit School and other visible residences against the backdrop of Mt. Tamalpais. Summit School was an elementary school located on the corner of Sumiit and Cornelia Avenues, and was later replaced by several other elementary schools, including Old Mill School in 1921. The back of the postcard is left blank, with publisher information given as "Britton & Rey, Lithographers, S.F. Publishers of pictorial post cards."...
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Description : The front of the postcard depicts a gravity car in the distance winding its way along a circular portion of the Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Wood Scenic Railway railroad tracks. The printed caption in the upper right reads, "Nearly a complete circle on Mt. Tamalpais Railway. Showing Gravity car on the way down the Mountain." There is a short handwritten message on the front. On the back of the postcard, publisher information is listed as , "M. Rieder, Publ., Los Angeles,...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Gravity cars, Mt. Tamalpais, Mt. Tamalpais & Muir...
Description :  A group of men and three dogs stand in front of the Muir Woods Inn. The Inn burned down in 1913. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (3.25 x 5.25 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.154 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Dogs, Group portraits, Taverns (Inns)
Description : Front of postcard depicts view of San Francisco Bay and surrounds as seen from Mt. Tamalpais. The caption on the front reads, "145 - San Francisco City and Bay from Mt. Tamalpais, California." The back of the postcard contains a handwritten message, and is postmarked 1907. Publisher information given as "Edward H. Mitchell, Publisher, San Francisco." Company closed in 1923. Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2015.039.012 Digitized by...
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by T.C. Wohlbruck Co Photographers
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Description :  Summit school students with teacher Belle Abraham and Principal John Cuddeback. This is probably an eighth grade class. A list of names accompanied this photograph: Grace Martin, Darlia Staples, Blanche Pabst, Minnie Bickerstaff, Satherine Bumbed, Marin Klyce, Harriet Wainright, Grace Spoteswood, Margaret Aldis, Marie Duma, Francis Murry, Helen Conroy, Helen Shine, Clara Pabst, Alice Birkenstaff, Morgt (?) Mann, Marjory Amstead, Elenor Clark, Marin Hoff, Marit Dies, Elsa...
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Description : Northwestern Pacific Railroad return ticket, circa 1910. Holes punched for San Rafael to Mill Valley. Source : 1 Page of 1: Ticket (1.875 x 5.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.013 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Front of postcard depicts landscape of the town of Mill Valley with Mt. Tamalpais in the background. The title on the front reads, "Mt. Tamalpais, California, and part of Mill Valley." On the back, there is a handwritten message addressed to a Mr and Mrs. Philip W. Kearney of Pollock Pines. Publisher M. Rieder, Los Angeles, No. 5108. Company closed in 1915. Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.031 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description :  A group of men and three dogs stand in front of the Muir Woods Inn. One dog is on his hind legs and another is on a car on the railroad tracks. The Inn burned down in 1913. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (3.25 x 5.25 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.155 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Summit School students and teachers, 6th and 7th grade classes, posing outdoors. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (6.5 x 21.5 in.) Call Number : 2017.004.005 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Teacher surrounded by students posing outside the school. Written on back of photograph: "Summit School, Mill Valley, 1917? First + Second Grade ? Miss Avis Locey, teacher." There is also a schematic drawing showing some of the student names. [Top row] _____ _____ _____ _____ Mildred Rice _____ Howard Lacy, Gordon Chase, _____ _____. [Middle row] _____ _____ Jack Costa _____ Mowat Hurat _____ _____ Elizabeth Reynolds _____ _____. [Bottom row] Richard Schreiber, Douglas...
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Description : Tavern of Tamalpais envelope featuring Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway logo. The Tavern of Tamalpais was a combination hotel and restaurant and the northern terminus of the Railway. It opened in 1896. Source : 1 Page of 1: Envelope (7.4375 x 3.125 in.) Call Number : 2016.012.036 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Front of postcard depicts a steam train coming up the side of Mt. Tamalpais. In the right margin, a handwritten message is visible. The caption at the bottom of the front image reads, "Scenic Railway, Mount Tamalpais, California." On the left-hand corner of the front of the postcard, the following text is printed: "42. Charles Weidner, Photographer, San Francisco. Printed in Germany." The back of the postcard is postmarked 1906 and addressed to a Miss Bertha...
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Description : Front of postcard depicts image of Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway railroad tracks running along a creek. Above the creek is a wooden bridge. The front of the postcard contains the printed text, "2109 - In the Redwoods, Mt. Tamalpais Railway, California." The back of the postcard lists publisher information as, "Made in America by Edw. H,. Mitchell at San Francisco." There is a handwritten message on the back addressed to a Miss Mabel Sharpe. Mitchell...
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Description : Carte de Visite photograph of the second Thomas B. Deffebach II, as a child; born in 1880 and died in 1954. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (2.5 x 4.125 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.080 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
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Description : Large group of students posing outside the school Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (4.75 x 3.25 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.013 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Students and teacher posing outdoors. Written on back of photograph: "Jane Merriman --2nd row from bottom - 3rd from left Eunice Quedens -- 3rd row from bottom - far left Tony Feitas -- Bottom row - center" and "Eleanor Thrum, teacher - top row - center". Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (6.9375 x 5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.016 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Postcard depicting a view of downtown Mill Valley, looking down Throckmorton Avenue. The top of the railroad depot is visible along Throckmorton Avenue. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5.5 x 3.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.094.056 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Ernestine Wood, daughter of E. E. Wood, as a young girl. E. E. Wood was the first principal of Tamalpais High School. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5 x 10 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.153 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
by Mitchell, Edward H.
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Description : Front of postcard depicts image of train reaching the summit of Mt. Tamalpais. The caption above the picture reads, "Nearing the summit of Mt. Tamalpais, Mill Valley and Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway." There is a handwritten message to the right of the picture, and below the picture, publisher information is listed as, "Copyright 1900 by Edw. H. Mitchell, S.F." The back of the postcard is addressed, and there's printed text at the top of the postcard which...
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Description : Shay engine No. 7 at the Tavern of Tamalpais. The Marin Exchange can be seen in the upper left hand corner at the summit of East Peak. The Tavern of Tamalpais was a combination hotel and restaurant which opened in 1896, and was sometimes referred to as Summit Tavern or Tamalpais Tavern. The Tavern burned to the ground in a 1923 fire, but was rebuilt and reopened in 1924. The Tavern continued to operate until 1950, when it was razed by the Marin Municipal Water District. Source : 1...
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Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
by Pimentals Cosmopolitan Photography Gallery
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Description : Carte de visite photograph of the first Thomas Boileau Deffebach II, born June 4, 1869 and died December 9, 1876. There was a second child with the same name born after his death. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (2.4375 x 3.9375 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.079 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : The front of the postcard depicts a rock formation on Mt. Tamalpais known as Profile Rock. The text printed at the top of the postcard reads, "Profile Rock near the Summit of Mt. Tamalpais, California." The back of the postcard is left blank. Publisher information is iven as "M. Rieder, Publ., Los Angeles, Cal. and Leipzig. No 3387." There is a pink stamp which reads, "Made in Germany." Source : 1 Page of 1: Postcard (3.5 x 5.5 in.) Call Number :...
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Description : Postcard depticts the view of San Francisco Bay as seen from Mt. Tamalpais. There is a small clustering of homes representing Mill Valley, and further in the background, there are several ships sailing in the Bay. Printed on the front of the postcard is the following text: "San Francisco Bay from Mt. Tamalpais, California." The back of the postcard is printed with "M. Rieder, Publ., Los Angeles, Cal. No. 3844, Made in Germany." There is a handwritten message on...
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Description : Group portrait featuring members of the Mill Valley Rod and Gun Club along with a handful of children. The group is posed outdoors. Note on back of photograph reads "Arthur Lurc[?] Leod - 3rd from left - back row. Members of Mill Valley Rod + Gun Club - Do you know any of them?" and "This picture property of Margaret W. Dowd". Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (7.5 x 4.875 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.044 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Two portraits of Sarah E. Boyle as a young child. The photographs are pasted to a single piece of white card stock. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (10 x 6.75 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.066 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Panoramic photograph of passengers, crew and train at the Double Bow Know . Photographs like these were taken for souvenirs for sightseers. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (6.5 x 28 in.) Call Number : MVU3004 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Mrs. Anne Stolte and Virginia Stolte. The Stolte family were early residents of Mill Valley. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (2.5 x 4.5 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.157 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Portrait of Lorena Bell Dorsey, an early Mill Valley resident and wife of Horace Dorsey. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (6 x 8.25 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.089 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Charles Runyan, Lovell White, Sidney Cushing, William Kent and Louis James, founders of the Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway, posing by railroad tracks. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (3.75 x 6 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.130 Digitized by California Revealed .
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Description : Front of postcard displays a photo of a creek winding its way through Muir Woods. Four people can be seen standing on a bridge over the creek. Printed text at the top of the postcard reads, "Creek Scene, Muir Woods, Mt. Tamalpais, California." The back of the postcard is left blank, with publisher information given as "Britton & Rey, Lithographers, S.F. Publishers of pictorial postcards." Publisher Britton & Rey, SF; company closed in 1915 Source : 1...
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Description : A portion of the Mill Valley railroad depot at Miller and Throckmorton Avenues. A man sits on a cart in front of the building on the left. Bernard Street runs up through the center of the photograph. In the distance is Mount Tamalpais, covered with snow. The home at top left with the distinctive porch is Vineyard Haven (also known as the Ferryboat House) at 15 Tamalpais Avenue. It was owned and built by Alonzo Coffin, a prominent Mill Valley resident and the owner of California...
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Carriages and carts, Railroad stations, Railroads, Snow